For cutting chicken or beef off the bone, you don't want to use just any knife. A flexible knife made specifically for this delicate task is what you need. Flexibility means the knife won't slip and cut you when it encounters immovable bones. This Messermeister Four Seasons 6-inch curved, flexible boning knife is an especially good choice for those new to the culinary arts who want quality but don't want to spend a bundle. It's made in Germany of a high-carbon stainless steel that combines chromium, molybdenum, and vanadium for tensile strength, hardness, and resistance to corrosion. The full-length tang (meaning the metal blade continues all the way through to the end of the handle) gives you a stronger and better balanced knife. The hygienic polyoxymethelene handle is molded to the tang and will not warp or crack. Although this knife is dishwasher-safe, it's best to hand wash it to keep its steel blade scratch-free. --Doree Armstrong
Messermeister, featuring premier German cutlery, has roots in both Germany and Australia. Today, Messermeister operates as a U.S. company that strives to provide the highest quality of cutlery and culinary tools to both food-service professionals and home cooks. We are committed to designing new and innovative products and sourcing the world to find the very best quality at the right price for the market. The Four Seasons collection of stamped knives is designed and manufactured to the high standards of the restaurant institutional market. The blades are stamped from high carbon, German krupp stainless tool steel and attached to industrial strength santoprene handles. The oversized textured handles provide a comfortable non slip grip and are constructed for the rigors of commercial useage. The partial tang extends partially through the molded handle, which allows the handle to be securely fastened to the blade. Stamped knives are noticeably lighter than forged knives, which is an attribute for those who are not comfortable with heavy knives. A Four Seasons blade features an incredibly sharp edge and has a rockwell hardness of 56, which allows it to hold its edge for a long time. This Four Seasons 6-inch curved flexible boning knife has a thin, narrow blade with an upward curve. This knife functions to remove meat from the bone and the flexible version can be used to separate flesh from the curved skin of a melon or to fillet a fish. Messermeister offers a guaranteed lifetime warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. Every knife comes with free lifetime sharpening and reconditioning. Once the edge is no longer sharp, have an expert sharpener re-grind a new edge on your knife or with a return shipping fee, Messermeister will re-sharpen your knife free of charge. Contact customer service at toll free 800-426-5134.